Mount Calvary Baptist Church - Our History
One Church two locations, A Multi-Ethnic Ministry

With a larger facility and an expansion of ministries, under the direction of Pastor Lea, the church reached out into the community, which was pivotal to our exponential growth and became the hallmark of Mount Calvary.

  • In August 1970, the church partnered with the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD)to provide low-income and moderate-income housing in Fairfield. The following year, construction was completed on a 92-unit apartment complex located in Fairfield on East Alaska Avenue, known as Monument Arms. This opportunity profoundly impacted the community as Mount Calvary was the first church to provide low-income housing on a large scale in the Tri-City area. These units are still owned and maintained by Mount Calvary.
  • We birthed a Prison Ministry. Today, this ministry includes pen pal letters to those who are incarcerated and valuable resources to help men and women after they’re paroled.
  • Mount Calvary started a Food Pantry. To service our Food Pantry, we partnered with the Food Bank of Contra Costa and Solano.  Food is picked up from the Food Bank in Fairfield by dedicated and organized volunteers, primarily from our Body, and taken to the church’s Fellowship Hall. The church also purchases food from its budget and from generous donations of members who contribute food as well. 
  • Spearheaded by Sis. Mary Cooper, food is repackaged in bulk for the average family and separated into bags for those with and without cooking facilities. No photo ID or income information is required of anyone. During special events and holidays, our Food Pantry’s servants add special touches to the bags such as dyed eggs at Easter. The Food Pantry provides other miscellaneous items to all who arrive that may include a First-Aid kit, Clothing and other apparel – all donated by Mount Calvary members.
  • We provide overnight shelter to the homeless population once a month at our Suisun Campus. Known as a Nomadic Shelter and directed by Sis. Sharon Poston, this ministry provides meals to our guests as well as good conversation and warm fellowship.
  • Evangelism has always been a major component of our ministry. In the early days, Rev. Lea led the church in Continuous Witness Training  to learn how to effectively share Christ with the community. This ministry continues today under Dr. Lea’s leadership. Minister Anthony “Tony” Adams and his team conduct dynamic “street ministry.” They travel to places where the downtrodden and the impoverish gather, many of whom are fighting homelessness, battling drug addictions or other horrific issues. They minister the love of Jesus to everyone from gang bangers and wannabe gangsters to business and home owners. If basic medical care is required, they receive help from servant nurses and doctors. This ministry team also attempts to be a bridge that connects and unites the community, police officers and firefighters.
  • Under Dr. Lea’s leadership, Mount Calvary partnered with Habitat for Humanity.Through this relationship, in 2009, 2010 and in 2013, we organized “Build Day.” This day is always dedicated to helping to build new homes or rebuild foreclosed homes. Since joining Habitat for Humanity, USA, we have partnered with Habitat for Humanity in Ghana, West Africa to help villagers build their own houses. In addition, we equip them to pay it forward so that their people could move from huts built with leaves and trees to foundation-solid houses.
  • Mount Calvary ministers at local apartment complexes such as Rockwell Manor and distributes backpacks to school-aged tenants. We prepare peanut butter and jelly sandwiches or other meal choices through our ministry Operation Brown Bag.

Our continued community service is in line with our core values to demonstratively share our Lord’s care and concern for humanity. We seek to emulate Jesus’ love in action and meet all people wherever they may be in life.

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